Who will advance to the NBA Finals: Warriors or Rockets? | The Tylt
Who will advance to the NBA Finals: Warriors or Rockets?
The Rockets might have the best record in the NBA but overlook at the Warriors at your own peril. This is still one of the most high-octane teams in the NBA.
Golden State put up a gaudy 113.5 points per game during the regular season, despite missing sharpshooter Stephen Curry for long stretches of the season. Since Curry returned to the team Game 2 against the Pelicans, he has averaged 24.5 points per game shooting 44.1 percent from three-point range. The Rockets have no chance against the Warriors if Golden State is completely healthy.
Move over, Warriors. The NBA belongs to the Houston Rockets now. The Rockets took over as the best team in the league during the regular season and James Harden looks unstoppable running head coach Mike D'Antoni's offense. The Houston guard is averaging 28.5 points and 7.4 assists per game, driving the Rockets throughout the postseason.
However, the difference between last year's exit and this year is Harden has the help of Chris Paul to share the burden of being the main ballhandler. Paul poured in 41 points and 10 assists to help Houston eliminate the Utah Jazz. The Warriors may have ruled the Western Conference in recent years, but the Rockets are going to officially dethrone Golden State this year.